האם הוא שומע? פרוטוקולים אודיולוגיים באבחון ובטיפול במטופלים עם אפזיה לאחר שבץ מוחי

Translated title of the contribution: Can you hear me? Audiological protocols in diagnosis and treatment of aphasia

דריה טל, Limor Lavie, Michal Biran

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Abstract

Aphasia is caused by brain damage, usually after stroke. Stroke can result in
hearing loss as well, if it affects the auditory areas in the brain. While these areas
are apart from the language areas, and usually stroke-induced aphasia is not
accompanied by hearing loss, age-related hearing loss can be expected. Hearing
loss in a patient with aphasia might affect his performance both in language
assessment and in treatment.
In the current research, we examined the awareness of Speech Language
Pathologists (SLPs), who work with individuals with aphasia after stroke, and the
actions they take and are accepted in the rehabilitation centers they work in to
diagnose the hearing status of their patients. In addition, we examined the actions
taken if hearing loss is suspected or known.
Fifty-two SLPs from various rehabilitation centers in Israel participated in the study.
The participants answered a nine questions questionnaire that was constructed for
this study. The results indicate relatively low awareness of SLPs to this issue,
limited knowledge and limited use of assistive listening devices that can help
hearing-impaired patients and improve the accessibility to auditory input in patients
with hearing loss.
The findings of the study highlight the need to raise the awareness of SLPs, who
work with patients with aphasia, to their patients hearing status, and to provide
training and tools that will meet their patients' needs.
Translated title of the contributionCan you hear me? Audiological protocols in diagnosis and treatment of aphasia
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)51-67
Number of pages18
Journalד"ש ברש"ת
Volume39
StatePublished - 2020

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